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Élégante by F.P. Journe platinium © F.P. Journe
New Models
Élégante, F.P. Journe's electro-mechanical ladies' watch

Unveiled at SIHH, Elégante by F.P. Journe uses a motion detector to put this electro-mechanical watch in standby mode, thereby ensuring a minimum autonomy of 8 years.

Thursday, 15 February 2018
The HH Journal editors
2 min read
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Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometer FB 1R.6-1 © Ferdinand Berthoud
New Models
Ferdinand Berthoud chooses a regulator display for its second watch

This second piece from Ferdinand Berthoud follows on from the Chronomètre FB1 in its different versions. This new watch immediately stands out for the regulator-style display that shows hours, minutes and seconds on three separate counters.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
Rolex, one of a kind

The brand is finalising its industrial integration on a scale hitherto unseen in the profession. A project spread over ten years at a cost of close to CHF 4 billion

Friday, 09 November 2012
Quentin Simonet
6 min read
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Economy
Rolex Central

A glass facade stretching 335 metres. High-tech meets post-modern industrial architecture. There is nothing ordinary about industry giant Rolex's new movement production site in Bienne. Imagine 92,000 square metres of floor space - that's 13 football pitches - or 400,000 cubic metres spread over seven floors, including three basement levels.

Friday, 09 November 2012
Quentin Simonet
2 min read
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Point of View
Manners maketh man

While crisis has brought about a profound change in our conception of retail, in particular in the luxury segment, this change has also initiated some positive effects: rarely, when entering a premium brand store, are we greeted by haughty sales staff, as was often the case just a few years ago.

Friday, 02 November 2012
2 min read
Point of View
"Watchmakers will be speaking a lot more Spanish in the future"

An interview with Carlos Alonso, director of the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) fine watch fair in Mexico City.

Friday, 26 October 2012
Manuel Palos
7 min read
New Models
Le Corbusier reaps the honours at Girard-Perregaux

To mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of Le Corbusier, the La Chaux-de-Fonds watchmaker Girard-Perregaux presents three commemorative watches inspired by key periods in the visionary architect's life.

Thursday, 25 October 2012
Julie Mégevand
4 min read
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Point of View
Jasmine Audemars: "A company's success depends on the talent and motivation of its staff"

Production, distribution, new technologies… a look back at the last 25 years at Audemars Piguet, one of the few remaining independent watchmakers, in an interview with Jasmine Audemars, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
4 min read
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